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tibia

 [tib´e-ah]
the inner and larger of the two bones of the lower leg; it articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and with the talus below. See appendix 3-3 and see color plates.
Tibia. Anterior (A) and posterior (B) views of the right tibia. From Dorland's, 2000.
tibia val´ga a bowing of the leg in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body.
tibia va´ra medial angulation of the tibia in the metaphyseal region, due to a growth disturbance of the medial aspect of the proximal tibial epiphysis; there are both infantile and adolescent types. Called also Blount's disease.

tib·i·a

, gen. and pl.

tib·i·ae

(tib'ē-ă, tib'ē-ē), [TA]
The medial and larger of the two bones of the leg, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus.
Synonym(s): shin bone
[L. the large shinbone]

tibia

/tib·ia/ (tib´e-ah) shin bone; the inner and larger bone of the leg below the knee. It articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and with the talus below.
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Tibia. Anterior (A) and posterior (B) views of the right tibia.

tibia val´ga  bowing of the leg in which the angulation is away from the midline.
tibia va´ra  medial angulation of the tibia in the metaphyseal region, due to a growth disturbance of the medial aspect of the proximal tibial epiphysis.

tibia

(tĭb′ē-ə)
n. pl. tib·iae (-ē-ē′) or tib·ias
1.
a. The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
b. A corresponding bone in other vertebrates. Also called shinbone.
2. The fourth division of an insect's leg, between the femur and the tarsus.

tib′i·al adj.

tibia

[tib′ē·ə]
Etymology: L, shin bone
the second longest bone of the skeleton, located at the anteromedial side of the leg. It articulates with the fibula laterally, the talus distally, and the femur proximally, forming part of the knee joint. It provides insertion for the quadriceps femoris group of muscles via the patellar ligament and attaches to various muscles, including the popliteus and the flexor digitorum longus. Also called shin bone.
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Tibia

tib·i·a

, pl. tibiae (tib'ē-ă, -ē) [TA]
The medial and larger of the two bones of the leg, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus.
Synonym(s): shin bone.
[L. the large shinbone]

tibia

The shin bone, the stronger of the two long bones in the lower leg. The front surface of the tibia lies immediately beneath the skin. Its upper end articulates with the femur (thigh bone) to form the knee joint and the lower end forms part of the ankle joint. Its companion bone, the fibula, lies on its outer side and is attached to it by ligaments.

tibia

the anterior of the two long bones articulating in the hind limb, proximally with the femur, and distally with the tarsal bones. see PENTADACTYL LIMB. In humans, the tibia is the shinbone. In insects, it is the fourth segment from the base of the leg.

Tibia

One of the two bones of the lower leg.
Mentioned in: Osteomyelitis
Figure 1: The sites of the main nerve centres and descending pathways in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary movement, represented in diagrammatic sections.

tibia

the shin bone, the larger of the two bones of the lower leg; articulates above with the femur in the knee joint, below with the talus in the ankle joint, and at the outer side of its upper and lower ends with the fibula. See Figure 1.

tibia

shin bone; larger of two lower-leg bones; articulates proximally with inferior end of femur (forming knee joint) and distally with body of talus; its distal projection forms medial malleolus

tibia

the inner and larger bone of the hindlimb below the stifle; it articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and with the talus below. See also Table 10.

rotated tibia
a disease of young turkeys characterized by rotation of the shaft of the tibiotarsus of one leg causing the metatarsus to point laterally and the bird to assume a spraddle leg posture. Up to 15% of a flock may be affected.
tibia valga
a bowing of the leg in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body.
tibia vara
a bowing of the leg in which the angulation is toward the midline of the body; bowleg.
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The TTA has the front edge of the tibia cut and wedged forward with a metal cage.
The third artificial tibia was used only in the actual impact trials.
Mid tibia with ad at 8/35, 16/35, 24/35, 27/35 (very long), only 2 pd at 13/35 (very long) and 25/35 (very long).
In past studies, it is mentioned that fibula is considerably thinner than tibia in cross section.
In the SCI group versus the SCI+MF group, the biochemical levels were higher in both the bones, except collagen I in tibia (Table 3).
2) decreased ash and P content of tibia of broilers, and relative high dietary P (normal level) could reduce such decline degree, whereas, tibia Ca and breaking strength were not significantly affected.
The MR demonstrated patchy marrow edema and enhancement within the proximal diaphysis of the left tibia.
The operation involves making a semicircular cut in the tibia with a specially sized titanium saw, then rotating the portion of bone by a certain number of degrees.
Keith Mercer - fractured tibia and fibula Scan confirmed no problem with slightly rotated pin in his leg but has been diagnosed with tendon damage in foot.
Mum Amy, who reported the incident to the authorities, added: "Her tibia was completely broken in half.
The bearings give the joint some natural movement, a characteristic that is missing in traditional fusion surgeries where the tibia (shinbone) is joined to the talus (the bone that fits into the socket formed by the tibia and fibula, the small bone of the lower leg).
Summary: Arsenal have confirmed Aaron Ramsey will miss the rest of the season after suffering fractures to the tibia and fibula of his right leg.